- 4 years ago
I finally upgraded my MCo yellow-green moissanite! I’m super happy with my new stone which is much lighter and has no green tint. I really felt the need to change it after the engagement pictures. There was so much green and it was driving me nuts. The stone I bought was from C&C. I got the 4th of July so it was about $100 off regular price. Wuu Whoo!
Once I got it I went crazy trying to find a jeweler who would set it I spoke with small local places, big chains, online stores and I hit a wall. The average price quote for a new head (18k yellow) and setting the stone was 600. I found most the small independent stores were more expensive with the exception of one that cost $175. They told me it would take them 3 to 8 weeks to do the job and I am not that patient.
One day on a whim my wonderful fiancé suggests to try Jared’s and at this point I’m beyond hesitant but we go. The store’s price is $400 and a 3 day time frame! I was so happy to just get this done and over with and then the sales associate pulls out a diamond tester with a little slot that test for moissanite. I figure I have nothing to hide and when I referred to the ring/loose moissy I said stone. I couldn’t look away as she tested both and to my total surprise the little light and bing sound for diamond went off. My fiancé gave me a silly grin and thumbs up which had me face palming. At this point the lady behind the counter starts gushing over the light yellow moissy which just tested as a diamond. I kinda feel bad for lying but I really just wanted to get the job done.
At first I didn’t think too much about the size difference but after it was set I sorta freaked out. It looked too big. The sales associate and I looked at the ring and let out a collective wow. The setting does look better with a larger stone and the in house jeweler went out of his way to fix the ring’s imperfections. Anyway onto the pictures! Sorry for the size, I’m feeling too lazy to open up photoshop.
Here’s a pic of the awesome job Jared’s did!
Here’s the MCo stone so kind of a before and after
Here’s another comparisson but to a pendant I got from C&C which to me the pear has alot less green it could just be the cut though.
Does anyone else see it or am I crazy? Yep I crazy…
Finally the ring in natural light!
And I can’t forget the obligatory cell phone pic!
I also noticed the head has these two bars on the sides that make it look wider and I don’t think that belongs there but at this point I’m not to change it.
For those who want to see the OG ring it’s here
If you’re interested in the 8X6 medium yellow moissy you can find it here